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The North University Centre of Baia Mare, Transylvania, Romania
Department of Philology and Cultural Studies


The Sixth International Anniversary Conference:

(Re)Evaluating Heroes and Superheroes at the 75th Anniversary of a Beloved
Cartoon Character

Baia Mare, 10 - 11 October, 2014

We invite scholars from all fields of research to explore the importance of heroes and superheroes in the development of culture generally, in our lives, in sciences and philosophy, in our Weltanschauung, in our various ‘horizons d’attente’, in our texts and intertextualities, as writers, readers, teachers and students, parents and children, in our movies and in our dreams. Since ancient times, there have been so many works of art and literature that bear a hero’s name as a title, there have been artists and literature people known by their given name, there were philosophers, scientists whose lives and ideas seem to have just come from somewhere ‘better’ than our world; they seem to have been endowed with ‘superpowers’. How important are heroic figures in history, in culture, in the movies, in generating and sustaining ideas…How much of our need for heroes is ‘at fault’ when we try to find in a political figure the answer to our wishes….

To discuss all of the above, or just some, we invite philosophers, philologists, scholars of culture, of anthropology, of psychology, of sciences, of history and religions to come together in Baia Mare, Romania, in the inviting and welcoming atmosphere of the mountains in autumn.

Papers are welcome in, yet not limited to, the following domains: Literature, Linguistics, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Psychology, Religion etc.

Presentations are to be held in English or Romanian, for 15 minutes, followed by 10-minute sessions of questions and answers.

You can register on our website: http://anniversaryconferences.ubm.ro/ or send an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your name and affiliation, title of your contribution, 200-word abstract and 5-8 key words. Registration deadline: 15 September 2014

Participation fee:
150 lei for Romanian participants paying by 30 July 2014 and 200 lei for those who pay between 31 July and 30 September 2014.
40 euros for international participants paying by 30 July 2014 and 50 euros for those who pay between 31 July and 30 September 2014.
Participation fee shall be paid to the account bellow, with the note “Anniversary Conference 2014”:

Technical University of Cluj Napoca - North University Centre of Baia Mare

62A Victor Babes Street, 430083 Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania
Fiscal code: 3825886

Bank: Banca Comerciala Romana
IBAN: RO 21 RNCB 0182 0341 4879 0026

Trezoreria Baia Mare

RO 59 TREZ 4365 0170 1X01 3393

*2014 is the year when we celebrate Batman’s 75th anniversary.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2014 10:55